Monday, April 29, 2013

boots on

Got some new cowgirl boots the other day. Finally. They are a little lighter then I really like, but when I slipped it on my foot I knew they were coming home with me. I plan o putting some Minx oil on them to darken them up a bit. Other then the needing to break them in I love them!  My other boots were all worn out and falling apart, so I was in desperate need of some new ones. Here they are!

They are Abilene boots. Love 'em! And made in the USA! Even better!
Have a great Monday all!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

lazy saturday

The sun feels so good today. Warm, sunny and no wind. Just ask the girls! Or wait, don't bother the sleeping beauties!!

Have a great weekend all!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

monday confessions

Another week has come and gone.
 I think we had one warm day. I went to my moms and sat in the swing in the sunshine ALL day. It was wonderful. I didn't DO anything. No wait, I helped my sister make biscuits. Started out as a humdinger of a day too. Took my husband to work, he's helping to remodel a house, outta town, then was gonna swing by the store to get the kiddos and I a quick breakfast because we had to get up and go. Course if I had my act together I would have had something on hand... but didn't. Get to the store and realized I left my purse at home. Fantastic. No breakfast and nothing to take to my moms to help out with lunch. My sisters, and aunt with her grand kids were coming too. A pot luck kinda thing. So I went empty handed and mom fed us some breakfast. Thank goodness for Pioneer Woman's cinnamon rolls that freeze and reheat well!!! Thanks mom for feeding us. Gosh.
Well my mom loves pinterest, and she found a recipe for homemade bubbles! What kid doesn't love to blow bubbles. Well my aunt and her son made some huge bubble sticks with bamboo sticks and rope. They were amazing!!! No pics because I forgot my camera too. But the bubbles were huge!! Had fun. Managed to burn half of my face in the sun too. Looked like a total freak, I had on sun glasses, and I have side bangs, are you getting a visual now? So cute. hahaha, then it peels and hurts and ugh it looks even worse with peeling. I didn't want to show my face in public either. But now it's OK...
The weather still has that winter air chill to it. It looks nice but you step outside and the wind or air hits you. Burrrrr cold. Have had ice on the water buckets in the morning too. And the cold stays all day. We are finally getting some green grass and the buds are starting to think about coming out. Just seems like it's real slow to spring this spring. Winter just won't go.
The hens have been out in the gardens spreading the manure we put on it. I like to watch them out there scratching and picking. They seem real happy out there. I'm glad they are doing the work of spreading the poo and eating bugs!
I need to get out and check on my garlic! I hope it's coming up! I was excited last fall to actually plant some.
I have some cooing posts I'll try to get on here and share!
Gotta get lunch for the kiddos.
Have a great day all!

Monday, April 15, 2013

monday confessions

Having a humdinger of a Monday morning. So that inspired me to blog about some life that has happened of late! Feel free to laugh too.

I made a pumpkin pie a while back. I bought the canned pumpkin at the store, and when I went to make the pie it was the mix kind. Oops grabbed the wrong can. But my baby wanted pumpkin pie and I was gonna make it for her. As I was making the pie I was in the middle of home school too. The kiddos were at the table working and I was at the counter. Well to say the least I do get distracted at times with the questions. I popped the pie in the oven and cooked it. That night  I found myself alone for some odd reason. I don't know where my husband was and I think the kiddos were in bed or at a sleepover. We never had pie. I cut a nice big piece and took a bite, as I walked to the fridge to get the whipping cream. I gagged and spit it in the fridge. There was no sweetness to it at all. After rinsing out my mouth I dug the can out of the recycling, yes I recycle, and looked at the can. What I found was no sugar gets added to the can. It's a can of sweetened condensed milk. Oops. Well lesson learned and the chickens had pie for part of their breakfast!

I've taken a week off from working out. Which really stinks. My knee has been bothering me, so I decided to give it a rest. Feels better now. Not that I'm one to complain about pain, I just deal with it. I'm going somewhere with this, so hang on. And while I was taking it easy on my knee I managed to slam my left hand in the car door. It was instant nausea for me. I laid my head on the steering wheel and groaned. My kiddos in the car asked what was wrong. I managed to squeak out a "I slammed my hand in the door. I'm ok." Now I have no idea how I managed to do this. Other then I'm awesome. (hardy har har har) My seat belt was in the door and I went to grab it is all I can remember. I looked at my hand it was my middle finger and index finger that received the blunt force of it was already black and blue. Fantastic I thought. I kept it in my lap and drove home with my right hand. I couldn't hang on to the wheel with my left. Not a huge big deal right?! Once I was home the kiddos and I brought in the groceries. My husband got home a few minutes after we did. I was starting to cook a late supper, but I couldn't open the can of kidney beans (I was making chili) I couldn't smoosh up the hamburg. I'm a lefty. I'm right hand stupid. No really. OK, go ahead and laugh. I'll wait...
I had my husband open the can and my oldest daughter finish cooking. The swelling in my left knuckle down at the base of my left had started on the ride home. I couldn't make a fist. Fantastic. I was really hoping I didn't break the bone. I decided to see how it felt in the morning.
 Morning came, and it was still discolored and swollen. I showed my husband and told him what happened. He suggested I go get it checked out. I don't have time to sit in the ER all day. I have things to do. I think to myself. I shrug if off and head down to the bathroom. I was determined to bend my hand and not go to the ER. It hurt, but I managed to bend my hand and make a fist. It hurt but I was feeling triumphant! No trip to the ER. It's not broken!!! I showed my husband and he agreed it wasn't broken because I'd never be able to make a fist it it was. Phew. I put ice on it. It's still a little sore, but I didn't have to get an x-ray and waste a day in the ER to have them tell me something I already knew!
Morel of the post?
Keep your hands outta the doors folks!!
Have a great day all!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

random things I've been up to...

Well believe it or not I'm not really doing all that much farming, yet. Just daily chores. Not a whole lot going on.
Cleaned out the chicken coop and put some fresh hay in the nesting boxes. Thats always a fun chore...ah the glamorous lifestyle I live!
Sap season is over for us, and I can't complain we had a good year and sold lots.
 We are trying to get things ready for some broilers and new laying hens. Just gotta get some things done before we can get them. Our laying hens are pretty much spent. And I'm looking forward to having some broilers in the freezer this year!
Maggie is doing well. Getting wider, and is her usual cranky self. We had Dandie AI'd the other day. Now we pray she settles and stays bred...we shall see.
I got to hang some clothes on the line the other day, it was beautiful. The next two days it rained and was cold, so I had the fire going. Now they are calling for snow! Fantastic (insert sarcasm) just what I don't want more of.
I've been working on a baby blanket, and keep messing up the pattern, so I'm going to pick a new one..I hope to get it done before she has the baby...
Home school is winding down. Still have some more to go, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Been trying out some new recipes! That's always fun.
I bought some new cowboy boots, but then sold them to my sister because they were too big for me. Now I need to go get some more! Guess I'll try a little harder to find some that fit me this time!!
Well my kiddos are hungry, so I guess I better go feed 'em!
Have a great day all!